I’m not going to say too much here because… PORK. Speaks for itself.
In all the excitement of having a delicious smelling crackling covered piece of pork in front of me I forgot to take a picture of my actual sandwiches. I am so so so happy with how this pork turned out, omg. We sliced the pork into thin pieces and put it on rolls with a bit of salsa verde. The crackling was crunchy and salty and the meat was super moist. It was definitely channelling Vancouver’s Meat & Bread. This porchetta turned out so well I think it deserves its own post. Coming soon.
SNMMI 2013 Annual Meeting Vancouver is now over. (That’s Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, btw.) Oh how I enjoyed those few days of meeting new people and NOT having to explain what I’m studying.
I thought it was a pretty decent conference. I went to A LOT of different talks. Luckily Victor is about as nerdy as me so I had a friend to hang around with most of the time.
This half dude in the Siemens display freaked me out!! He had stubble! And arm hair! And his eye even twitched a little bit. AHHH! Lesley and I stared at it for quite a long time. First I thought it was a dude lying on his side half in the bed, with his head turned. Lesley thought it was an optical illusion. Then I thought it was actually a corpse (and was quite disturbed). Eventually a Siemens rep said that it was a very expensive model. SO CREEPY!!!!!!!!
Highlights of the conference included:
a talk about the effects of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident on the population and food (apparently they are getting fat from being afraid of going outside, and the food is fine)
a really smart lady talking about dental uptake of I-131, which I had never heard about before
a session where we got to interpret diuretic renograms with doctors and vote with clickers (the doctors did terribly!!)
getting a free dinner from Phillips
a lecture about choosing to use or not use CCK in liver studies (aka a lecture that was relevant and not too complex)
getting free stuff in the exhibit hall (Lesley even won $50)
seeing new camera designs like a chair camera
hearing that 45% of people will get cancer
a talk where the presenter was pretty much eating the microphone
some overly technical talks that I couldn’t understand a single word
getting depressed because most of the stuff is not available in Canada and probably won’t ever be
It was also cool to bump into lots of techs that I hadn’t seen since being at their hospital for clinical. It was nice to catch up and hopefully they remember me a bit better now come September.
I am so grateful that the conference happened to come to Vancouver, and that it happened when we were still students (so we could go for free!). That was really lucky.
We’ve been REALLY busy for the last week and a half, which was a good thing because I don’t think I could survive without internet for so long if I didn’t have so much stuff to do.
Since the end of school we moved out of our old apartment and into our new place. We cleaned the old place. Went to the food convention twice. Went to Lesley’s house. Visited with Lauren. Went out for drinks. Got my hair cut. Water marbled my nails. Started my summer clinical placement.
Just this weekend I prepared and cooked a porchetta and finally unpacked the last of all our boxes. Lesley is coming over in a bit for patio drinks and Ticket To Ride. I still need to study a bit for knowledge testing tomorrow.
Sooo… lots of blog posts to come! Here are some of the pictures that didn’t fit into any of my other posts…
I’m going to take some apartment pictures RIGHT NOW.
My exams went fairly well, especially considering how bad my senioritis was. 10 seconds of studying:15 minutes of internetting is probably not the best ratio…
I have all next week off and then I start my summer clinical placement on the 27th.
Scott and I thought we might be moving to the penthouse this weekend but apparently we’re not getting the keys until next Wednesday. I’m not sure why…. Scott said maybe the landlords want to have a patio party for themselves before they let us move in. Haha. Possible, I guess?
Anyway so we’re hoping to move in on Thursday. I CAN’T WAIT. I guess it’s kind of good to have a bit of extra time to pack because we haven’t started at all.
I don’t have any pictures to share or anything because life was pretty boring up until yesterday. So much school. But so far on my time off I have made another batch of Nutella popsicles, and I’m slow cooking some ribs that we’ll have with apple coleslaw for dinner tonight. And after 14 months, I’m getting my hair cut next week! Plus of course I’ll take some pictures of our new apartment as soon as I can.